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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 03-22-2015, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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Default Seat and tire options for XCT?

Time to throw some $$ at my bike. I'm interested to hear what others have gone to for high quality tire replacement and seat upgrades.

I think I've decided to stay with a MC tire set for now.
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Well so far for longevity the Dunlop E3's have been the best. I tried the Bridgestones and they grip a lot better, but don't get the longevity. So its a toss up of what you want. Just bought the new Metzler ME888's but don't have them on yet.

As for a seat I have an Ultimate. I would have bought the Mustang, but when I first bought my bike back in 12 Mustang said they weren't going to make a seat for the XCT. But now they do. The Ultimate is better than stock but its name is a little misleading. Its a fair seat. I had the Mustang on my Vulcan 900 and loved it.

Guess I should say I have over 43K on the bike now so I have some miles on it, the seat, and tires.

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If you are ever in Kingston Washington go to Richs Custom seats - best place I've ever been to make your bike comfortable for 2 passengers (or 1)
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at. I had the Mustang on my Vulcan 900 and loved it.
Just yesterday sold off my 900 Classic LT which had a mustang on it - really liked that seat.

I'll mosey over to their site and have a look at their XCT offering.

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I won't get into a tire debate, but when it comes to seats, there is NOTHING like going to a seat customizer and having it tailored to your butt and your passenger's butt. He'll put heat into it for you too. You will have your choice of cover material and colors.

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I started this season off(if you could call it a start ) with new new tires and a customized seat.
I haven't put too many miles on yet but I went with a set of Michelin Commander IIs and so far so good.
I actually like the stock seat, so I decide to have it "tuned" instead of spending big dollars on a new seat. I had 1.5" trimmed off the ends of the hump, zero pressure foam at the tailbone section and dual density foam at the front and back seats. Again not many miles on it but so far it feels awesome. Cost: $212

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Pain who did you have mod your seat?
I'm in Utah, don't know if we have seat modders here
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Pain who did you have mod your seat?
I'm in Utah, don't know if we have seat modders here
I had a local shop do it over the winter. Dave's Upolstery/Kalin Seats
If you're going to send yours out Mean City Cycles has an awesome rep and lots of seat packages to chose from.

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Agreed -Mean city cycles did a great job on the Vulcan I used to ride.
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Time to throw some $$ at my bike. I'm interested to hear what others have gone to for high quality tire replacement and seat upgrades.

I think I've decided to stay with a MC tire set for now.
Avon Cobras are very good tires for the Cross Country Tour. You can order the correct front and rear from www.WingStuff.com
http://wingstuff.com/products/34751-...g_gl1800-tires

They sell them as a combo or separate. The wet grip is great and in the dry they are awesome. Wear is also very good.

For a seat try looking at the Ultimate seats, they are very well made.

www.ultimateseats.ca/

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